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October, 2004

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Sandy Soule




BEST ROMANTIC PICKS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY FROM BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM Releases its List of Best Undiscovered Incredibly Romantic Inns


Austin , TX � As Valentine's Day approaches, editors share the inside secrets about the best undiscovered inns for celebrating romance. While a Valentine's getaway to any B&B is a treat, the inns on this list promise special memories enhanced by quality amenities, distinctive décor, and superior hospitality. Many have dramatic mountain or water views, while others offer luxury at an amazingly affordable price. Each recommended inn has been visited by well-known travel writer and editor Sandy Soule , or a member of her editorial team. There is absolutely no fee or membership requirement of any kind for inclusion in this list, just the ability to provide unparalleled romantic getaways.


Take it from the editors of, the largest online directory of B&Bs, these 25 undiscovered gems promise romance year-round, many at an incredibly affordable rate.



ME: LimeRock Inn, Rockland : Turreted Queen Anne mansion with easy access to Rockland and Camden art and coastal museums. Eclectic décor mixes traditional and whimsical. In-room fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, plus fabulous breakfasts, makes this a perfect choice for active romantics. Info: 1-800-LIMEROCK (546-3762), .


MD: Folly's Cove B&B, St. Michaels: Far from the crowds, yet close to the quaint town of St. Michaels , this waterfront B&B offers an intimate setting for romance. Beautifully decorated rooms, and gourmet breakfasts too. Info: 410-745-5515, .


MA: High Point Inn, West Barnstable : Beautifully decorated ocean-view suites look out to the dunes of Sandy Neck Beach and Cape Cod Bay , and feature reading nooks and fireplaces. A portion of your room rate is donated to the Nature Conservancy in recognition of their work to preserve the Great Salt Marsh. Info: 888-362-4441, .


NJ: Chestnut Hill on the Delaware, Milford: Overlooking the nationally designated "Wild and Scenic" Delaware River and across from Bucks County, PA, Chestnut Hill's wraparound porch and Victorian décor conjure up romance in every room. Info: 888- 333-2242, .


NY : Inn at Green River , Hillsdale: Guest rooms with private fireplaces, two-person showers or whirlpool tubs, make this 1830s Federal-style farmhouse ideal for romance. Add an exceedingly tranquil setting, and rest and relaxation join romance for the three R's of Valentine's Day and beyond. Info: 518-325-7248 , .


PA: Artist's Inn , Terre Hill: Linger over a scrumptious four-course candlelit breakfast or browse through the gallery of artist-owner Bruce Garrabrandt. Take advantage of the year-round Forever Valentine's Package with a bottle of bubbly, carriage or sleigh rides, and more. Info: 888-999-4479, .


NH: Colby Hill Inn, Henniker, NH: The utmost in luxury bedding, paired with locally made chocolates, flowers, plus a love letter from you, insure that your special someone will be romanced from the moment of arrival. Info: 603- 428-3281 , .


VT: Three Mountain Inn , Jamaica : Guest rooms feature luxurious linens, relaxing robes, and fabulous featherbeds, overlooking wonderful mountain views. For those seeking love in Vermont 's ski country, this inn with its fully-stocked pub and fine dining restaurant, offers plenty of outdoor recreation right out the door. Info: 800-532-9399, .




VA: Inn at Sugar Hollow, Charlottesville : Secluded on a 70-acre wooded estate, this hideaway offers romantic amenities, exquisite Blue Ridge foothills scenery, and the perfect spot to reconnect and reflect on romance. Info : 866-566-7388 , .


AL : Somerset House, Talladega : This 1905 Colonial-style plantation home offers the utmost in privacy as no guest rooms share common walls. Rates for the affordably luxurious guest rooms start at only $109 midweek. Info: 256- 761-9251, .


FL: Bailey House Victorian B&B, Amelia Island : This Queen Anne-style mansion brings the romance of Florida 's Amelia Island alive with Victorian décor, stained glass windows, and the magnificent and welcoming Hearth Entry Hall. Info: 800-251-5390, .


GA: Beach B&B, St. Simons Island : This dramatic 13,000-square-foot Spanish-Mediterranean villa combines indulgent extras with natural beauty. Enjoy dramatic sunsets from private balconies, plus plenty of special packages to celebrate romance. Info: 912-634-2800, .


NC: Inn at Ragged Gardens , Blowing Rock: This elegantly appointed turn-of-the-century cottage has been transformed into a luxury B&B offering private and spacious suites. Gourmet breakfasts, afternoon wine service, and tempting treasures from the Butler's Pantry add to Blowing Rock's fun sights. Info: 828-295-9703, .


SC: Red Horse Inn, Landrum: For the ultimate in romantic privacy, take a moonlit carriage ride, followed by a romantic dinner delivered to your room, complete with silver, china and candlelight. Affordable elegance, dramatic mountain views. Info: 864-895-4968, .


TN/GA: Chanticleer Inn, Lookout Mt: Minutes from downtown Chattanooga , the Chanticleer's mountain-top setting is close to dramatic views and Civil War battlefields. The inn's s tone cottages combine privacy, romance, and uncluttered luxury. Info: 706-820-2002, .




IN: Songbird Prairie B&B, Valparaiso : Just an hour from Chicago , dine on gourmet breakfasts while songbirds serenade for extra romance. Fall asleep to the cricket concerts and starry skies. Info: 877-SONGBRD (877-766-4273), .


MN: Woodland Trails B&B, Hinckley: Women aren't afraid to bring their men to Woodland Trails, complete with widescreen TVs, sophisticated décor with a rustic feel, and a 500-acre preserve for outdoor recreation for him, plus all the romantic amenities for her. Info: 888-770-0061, .


MO: Hermann Hill B&B Winery, Hermann : Upscale ambiance in an Old World heritage setting. Eight romantic guest rooms offer private balconies and patios with vineyard views. Discover Missouri wine country with the one you love. Info: 573-486-4455, .


WI: Lighthouse Inn, Egg Harbor: Discover the lighthouses of Door County and stay in an inn built to look like one too. Take advantage of the winter romance package through May. Info: 866-868-9088, .


Southwest & West


CA: Emerald Iguana, Ojai : What could be more romantic than e ight custom designed cottages surrounding a crystalline pool, bubbling spa, and magnificently colored flower gardens? Ojai is one of California 's secret gems, too. Info: 805-646-5277, .


CO: Savory Inn and Cooking School , Vail: For those who love to savor romance, this is a little slice of heaven. If the way to your lover's heart is through his stomach, this idyllic cabin-style inn is the perfect choice. Info: 866-SAV-ORYINN (866-728-6794), .


OR: Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn , McMinnville : Perched 700 feet above Oregon 's Willamette Valley , and surrounded by twelve acres of award-winning Pinot Noir vineyards, this is the choice for those who love to savor wine with the one they love. Info: 888-657-8668, .


TX: Moonlight Bay B&B, Palacios : Set in a quiet Gulf-side fishing village, Moonlight Bay offers all the amenities, including piano serenades by the innkeeper (and concert pianist) and bay views from many of its rooms. Info: 877-461-7070, .


WA: Run of the River, Leavenworth : This inn and refuge infuses every getaway with romance and natural beauty. Suites include whirlpool tubs surrounded by river rock, gas fireplaces, private decks and patios, and hand-hewn log furniture. Info: 800-288-6491, .


Canada : Tree House B&B, Vancouver , BC : The refined simplicity of its contemporary Asian styling and proximity to one of Canada 's most beautiful cities sets this B&B apart. Four-course gourmet breakfasts, chocolates on the pillows, robes and slippers add to the value and romance. Info: 877-266-2960 , .


For a host of romantic packages for Valentine's Day, visit , click on Advanced Search and then Special Packages and select Romance Packages from the drop down box, or simply click here: and select Romance Packages from the dropdown list.



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